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Tucson Police Chief Tapped To Head CBP
The Biden administration tapped Tucson’s police chief to oversee its largest law enforcement agency. Chris Magnus has been Tucson’s chief since 2016 and would serve as commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, the Homeland Security arm that manages the Border Patrol and Customs officers at the nation’s ports.
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Apr. 12, 2021
New Housing For Asylum Seekers To Open In Tucson
A tent-like facility to house migrants will go up near the Tucson International Airport in the coming weeks, according to a Tucson Border Patrol official. The facility will be located between the airport and Interstate 10, and is scheduled to be completed by the beginning of May.
Apr. 10, 2021
Art Street Reviving Hermosillos Scene With Saturday Shows
After closing for more than a year because of the pandemic, a street in the Sonoran capital Hermosillo known as the “Art Street” is opening back up with a series of weekend performances starting this Saturday.
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Apr. 9, 2021
Sonoran Filmmaker’s Short Film On Indigenous Community Selected For Chicago Festival
Sonoran filmmaker Fernanda Galindo’s 15-minute film "Somos Pequeñas" about two women from the Indigenous Comcaac community in Punta Chueca, Sonora, will be screened for the first time publicly starting this weekend at the Chicago Latino Film Festival.
Apr. 9, 2021
Sonoran Governor Asks That More Medical Personnel Be Prioritized In Vaccine Rollout
The governor of Sonora, Arizona’s neighbor to the south, is asking that medical professionals be prioritized in Mexico’s vaccine rollout. On Friday, Mexico's president declined to say that such a plan had been rejected but did say such workers would have to wait for their vaccines.
Apr. 9, 2021
To Encourage Vaccinations Among Older Mexicans, AMLO To Take Dose Publicly
Mexico’s president said he’ll soon take his coronavirus vaccine dose publicly to aid the current effort to inoculate older people. The announcement comes shortly after a new daily administered dose record of roughly 530,000 was set.
Apr. 9, 2021
Ducey Prepared To Send Arizona National Guard To Border
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says he’s prepared to send the Arizona National Guard to the border to deal with an increasing number of migrants trying to cross, even if it means at the state’s expense.
Apr. 9, 2021
Mexican Leaders: Human Trafficking Driving Disappearances Of Women
Mexican officials say they believe human trafficking is driving high numbers of disappearances of women and girls in neighboring Sonora and across the country.
Apr. 8, 2021
Mexico: Ex-AG Didnt Investigate Journalist Disappearance
Leaders in Mexico say they are working to provide some relief to family members of a Sonoran journalist who went missing 16 years ago this month. The case remains unsolved.
Apr. 8, 2021
Coalition Asks Sonoran Legislature To Reconsider Marriage Equality
Members of an LGBTQ coalition in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, are asking legislators to reconsider a reform measure that would eliminate barriers to marriage equality in the state.
Apr. 7, 2021
Jaguar Cub Seen In Photos, Video On Sonoran Reserve
The Northern Jaguar Reserve in neighboring Sonora, Mexico announced some good news this week: photos and video of a jaguar cub and its mother were captured in the protected area about 130 miles south of the Arizona-Mexico border.
Apr. 7, 2021
Haitian Asylum-Seekers Face Discrimination In Tijuana Migrant Camp
While much of the focus along the border has been on the arrival of Central Americans seeking asylum, Haitians have also been fleeing violence, political instability, and racism in their journey to border cities like Tijuana. But Black migrants are treated differently in every step of the asylum process.
Apr. 7, 2021
Long Lines, Relief As Older Hermosillenses Receive First Vaccine Doses
The vaccination effort is the first time doses have been administered in the capital city to non-medical professionals.
Apr. 6, 2021
At Least 16 Dead After Miner Transports Crash In Sonora
All of those killed were in a van, one of two vehicles involved. Fourteen people on a bus were injured and transported to a hospital in Caborca.
Apr. 6, 2021
Report: More Migrants Are Crossing Border; 4 Out Of 10 Are Mexican
Migrant apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border are surging again, and Mexican nationals are accounting for a greater share of those detentions.
Apr. 5, 2021
Mexico And The U.S. Face Vaccination Disparity
Almost half of the U.S. population vaccinated with at least one dose, compared to only 7% of Mexico’s population. And there are reasons and implications of the disparity.
Apr. 5, 2021
Phil Boas: Why Senate Must Act On Farmworkers, DACA
Generally, U.S. immigration policy has become one area without much hope of finding bipartisan compromise. A new column by the Republic’s Editorial Board argues the U.S. Senate should at least take action when it comes to farmworkers and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.
Apr. 5, 2021
Sheriff Penzone Talks Border, Police Reform, COVID-19
Customs and Border Protection is reporting agents encountered nearly 172,000 migrants last month, which is a sharp increase from February; the number of unaccompanied minors is also on the rise. The Show spoke with Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone to talk about what he’s seeing, as well as other issues.
Apr. 5, 2021
Navajo Nation President Pleads For Residents To Practice A Safe Holiday Weekend
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez is pleading with residents not to let down their guard this holiday weekend.
Apr. 4, 2021
How Havasupai Tribe Has Kept COVID-19 Out Of Their Community
More than a year into the pandemic, it’s hard to find anywhere that has escaped the coronavirus. But one Arizona community near the Grand Canyon has been able to utilize its isolated location as a defense. That has meant sacrificing the tourism business the community relies on.
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Apr. 2, 2021